Local

These events feature podcasters from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

 

 

Below the Radar

A knowledge mobilization podcast. Amplifying ideas that are flying below the radar. This podcast talks about environmental and social justice, arts, culture, community-building and urban issues with featured guests.

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PodFair

For the first time in 2019, the Vancouver Podcast Festival will include a PodFair industry event. This convention-style trade fair will feature table displays and offer local, national, and international organizations working in podcasting and other media the opportunity to meet one another and Vancouver podcast creators. 

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Co-Ops, Campus Radio, and Collectives

With stories about big-money podcast deals flooding the news, it's easy to lose sight of the podcasting's DIY roots. But podcasting is still an accessible medium, with room for new creators and new networks.

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Expanding Your Audio Palette

In this Masterclass, veteran CBC Radio journalists and producers Geoff Turner, Jessica Linzey and Matthew Lazin-Ryder will teach you the tips and tricks to making a compelling audio documentary by doing in it in front of a live audience in real-time.

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My podcast is ready to go. Now, how do I get people to listen?

You’ve got a podcast ready to go, but how do you deliver it to your audience? From RSS feeds and analytics to networking and promotion, we ask a panel of experts to tell us what podcasters need to do to get their work into the ears of listeners. 

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Politicoast

PolitiCoast is a politics podcast from the West Coast that covers Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadian and some international politics from a BC lens. This live show will be focused on a post-federal election analysis. 
 

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Women and Non-Binary People in Podcasting

Despite its growth, podcasting continues to struggle with diversity; often women, people of colour, LGBTQ2S and non-binary people do not see themselves represented as podcasters. Featuring a panel of diverse podcasters in Vancouver who are making the medium their own this session will discuss the role women and non-binary people are playing in transforming this emerging medium.

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Podcasting in Community: Shut Up and Listen

Join podcasters Ryan McMahon (Thunder Bay, Red Man Laughing), Lisa Hale and Garth Mullins (Crackdown) in conversation as they bring you behind the scenes of the making of their hit podcasts to share insight into the challenges, rewards, and learnings from immersive documentary podcast making in underrepresented communities in Canada.

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Seen

Sensitive people are all around you: taking in information, feeling deeply, and honing in on the energies of others. In this episode, Nic and Lala open up about emotional and physical sensitivity and explore how an achilles heel can become a powerful resource.

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Started From the Bottom, Now I’m Here

Local podcasting luminary Mike Browne of Dark Poutine shares insights from his journey from podcasting as a hobby in his spare room to making one of the most listened to podcasts in Canada.

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Listening Party

As podcasts become more popular, creators are looking for new ways to create a unique sound. How do you create a soundscape that challenges, tantalizes, and excites your listeners?

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Fear of Science vs. This is VANCOLOUR

Jeff Porter and Daniel Chai from The Fear of Science and Mo Amir from This is VANCOLOUR will be talking with comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries about what scares people about the city of Vancouver. We will attempt to pick apart why people call Vancouver "No Fun City" and why people are hesitant to move or stay in the city. 
 

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7 Things You Need to Know to Produce a Scripted Fiction Podcast

You want to make a fiction podcast? Veteran podcast producer Chris Kelly shares with you production hacks, workflows, and techniques you must know to not hate yourself when it comes time to record.

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Creator Meet Up

Wind down after our Masterclass series at this Happy Hour event, open to all podcast creators attending the festival.

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Dark Poutine

DOORS 9PM / SHOW 10PM

Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History is a weekly podcast covering mostly Canadian true crimes, dark history and other creepy topics — some of which may be in danger of being lost to history.

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Inside Vancouver

Podcasts might be a global medium, but lots of creators are using them to tell uniquely local stories.

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Podcasting 101

You have always secretly wanted to start your own podcast, but, like many of us, don't know where to start. We've recruited some of Vancouver's best and brightest podcasting experts to bring you Podcasting 101: The Basics! Note: this workshop is a special engagement with the The Bad Academy that produces workshops for womxn, by womxn. As such, it's not included as part of any of the festival passes.
 

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Dancing About Podcasting

Why do we like listening to people talk about a visual medium? Will film podcasts help get people going to the theatres again? 

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Warriors, Bards, N Brews

Two hosts watching episodes of Xena Warrior Princess, doing commentary and going off-topic occasionally to discuss other feminist/queer media. 

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Podcast Brunch Club

Join the Vancouver Podcast Brunch Club chapter for a special listener meetup hosted by Podyssey Podcasts for the 2019 Vancouver Podcast Festival. The Podcast Brunch Club (PBC) is like a book club, but for podcasts, with over 60+ chapters around the world.

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